AN/GRR-5 the Angry 5
This is a radio I picked up at an antique radio swap in 2018. Picked it up with a box of cables and mismatched misc parts, so I decided to revive it from the dead. This is an AN/GRR-5 or better known as an Angry 5. It covers 1.5 Mhz – 18 Mhz in four bands. Needed some capacitors replaced, power supply tweaked, and a good scrubbing. Mine is dated 1952 so most likely Korean War era. This set is very solidly built, and heavy! 70 lbs! This radio is an example of what happens when usability and ruggedness are given priority and production cost is forgotten. Pam found this one on a table at the antique radio swap meet in Madison and called me over, and I had to have it! I had found a lot of other military gear but the SOB either had his prices obscenely high or would not sell anything! Anyway here it is.